Magnetic resonance imaging technicians in the Military operate sophisticated equipment to produce high-definition, three-dimensional diagnostic images, and assist physicians with diagnostic imaging functions and activities. These expert technicians have knowledge of magnetism, magnetic safety, radio frequency, and magnetic physics; techniques of operating MRI equipment; and advanced knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy applicable to MRI. They are an important part of the Military healthcare team.Explore this career outside the military
Magnetic resonance imaging technicians work in hospitals and clinics. In combat situations, they may work in mobile field hospitals. They follow strict safety procedures to minimize exposure to radiation.
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Magnetic resonance imaging technicians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, including practice with medical imaging equipment, and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Operation of diagnostic imaging equipmentRadioactive isotope therapyImage processingAnatomy and physiologyPatient care in radiologyMedical ethics and lawPrinciples of radiation protectionField radiographyRead More
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